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Mid-17th C. Central European Steel Winged Zischagge
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Central/Eastern Europe, Germany or Poland, ca. mid-17th century CE. A stunning forged-steel pot helmet used by the legendary winged hussars known as a zischagge ('szyszak' in Polish). The hemispherical dome is topped with a petite spike and has a spade-shaped brim riveted to the front with an adjustable nose guard centered against the backside. A pair of inverted triangular ear flaps are suspended from the interior lateral peripheries and have dozens of petite perforations and several thick rivets, and an articulating lobster tail drapes from the verso. The signature characteristic of this helmet are the two intimidating 'wings' attached above the ear flaps that have a scalloped design adorned with dozens of ovoid and heart-shaped punch-outs and mimic the winged Valkyrie of old Norse mythology. A fantastic example of the zischagge that is ready to complement any discerning collection! Size: 11.125" W x 17.7" H (28.3 cm x 45 cm); 22.875" H (58.1 cm) on included custom stand.

Cf. an example without side wings at The British Museum, museum number 1881,0802.39

Provenance: ex-estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000; ex-Andrew Garcia collection, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

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Condition
Wings likely added in 19th century. All components reassembled with replacement to most rivets. Slight bending to ear flaps and wings, with light pitting and abrasions to dome, lobster tail, brim, and nose guard, and light encrustations within dome. Great patina throughout. Wearable as shown.
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Mid-17th C. Central European Steel Winged Zischagge

Estimate $3,500 - $5,000
Dec 03, 2020
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Starting Price $2,000
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0046: Mid-17th C. Central European Steel Winged Zischagge
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Est. $3,500 - $5,000Starting Price $2,000
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Dec 03, 2020 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 0046 Details
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Central/Eastern Europe, Germany or Poland, ca. mid-17th century CE. A stunning forged-steel pot helmet used by the legendary winged hussars known as a zischagge ('szyszak' in Polish). The hemispherical dome is topped with a petite spike and has a spade-shaped brim riveted to the front with an adjustable nose guard centered against the backside. A pair of inverted triangular ear flaps are suspended from the interior lateral peripheries and have dozens of petite perforations and several thick rivets, and an articulating lobster tail drapes from the verso. The signature characteristic of this helmet are the two intimidating 'wings' attached above the ear flaps that have a scalloped design adorned with dozens of ovoid and heart-shaped punch-outs and mimic the winged Valkyrie of old Norse mythology. A fantastic example of the zischagge that is ready to complement any discerning collection! Size: 11.125" W x 17.7" H (28.3 cm x 45 cm); 22.875" H (58.1 cm) on included custom stand.

Cf. an example without side wings at The British Museum, museum number 1881,0802.39

Provenance: ex-estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000; ex-Andrew Garcia collection, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#157905
Condition
...
Wings likely added in 19th century. All components reassembled with replacement to most rivets. Slight bending to ear flaps and wings, with light pitting and abrasions to dome, lobster tail, brim, and nose guard, and light encrustations within dome. Great patina throughout. Wearable as shown.
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